‘Abuse of school funds at Ibolelo school in Serenje’

IBOLELO SECONDARY SCHOOL,

P.O BOX 850039,

SERENJE.

13TH MAY, 2012.

THE EDITOR,

ZAMBIAN WATCHDOG,

LUSAKA

P.O BOX. LUSAKA

Dear Editor,

 REF: ABUSE OF SCHOOL FUNDS AT IBOLELO SECONDARY SCHOOL.

We as parents are concerned by the poor results recorded at Ibolelo Secondary School in Serenje. The causes of these poor results are:

  1. Abuse of school funds

The administration at Ibolelo Secondary School has been abusing school funds by paying themselves undeserved allowances. They delay in doing work so that they do it in the evenings and claim a subsistence allowance. They also find something to do at the weekend so that they claim an allowance. The head procures things for the school; he looks for contractors alone and initiates projects alone without involvement of heads of departments or any other teacher. This has resulted in him failing to give “A FINANCIAL REPORT” from the time he came to the school. He does things at the expense of buying learning and teaching materials.

  1. Frustration of teachers

The head and his deputy have been frustrating teachers by giving positions to a few of their friends, they use these friends for all responsibilities in school and are also used as informers, and they sideline people occupying certain positions. They do not like teachers who give different opinions and they treat these as rebels or enemies. If a teacher gives a suggestion, they say “WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING.”

He also likes using the school secretary for responsibilities which are supposed to be done by teachers. This has made her to become bigheaded and uses abusive language towards teachers and parents.

Please! Please! Sir or madam help us by publishing this letter so that people can know what has been happening at this school. As we have never had a PTA general meeting since April, 2006.

Your considerations will be highly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

N.B Please withhold our names for security reasons.

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